Update on Fundraising Efforts

The anonymous challenge to raise $10,000 by March 15th was achieved and the matching donation received.  Several community events provided a venue for furthering Library  fundraising efforts, such as the Suntan Arts Show, the Salute to the Military event, and the annual Beach Goes Pops.  At each, a fundraising table was set up to inform attendees about the Library Building Project and how they might contribute.  Also, either 50/50 or Basket of Books raffles was another way that attendees could participate in supporting the Library project. Additionally, the Library Administrator has made several presentations to local civic groups to get the message out into the community.  Groups such as the Pass-a-Grille Community Association and the St. Pete Beach Community Club have made generous donations.

Early success has further energized our fundraising campaign organizers who realize that we are off to a good start in outreach to the community.   Currently, the City’s Library Building fund is:   $43,670.   Library fundraising will be done at several upcoming events, including the Concert in the Park on Friday, May 9th .  Campaign volunteers look forward to meeting  with community residents at these events  and sharing information and enthusiasm for the Library building project.  The Library Administrator welcomes opportunities to speak with local civic groups and organizations about the project.  If interested, please contact Phyllis Ruscella at her email address or by phone:

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Donations may be made via mail or in-person:

City of St. Pete Beach LIBRARY, Reimagine Renovation Campaign

365 – 73rd Avenue

St. Pete Beach, FL 33706–1920

Credit card donations can only be made in person at the Library.


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